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Friday, February 25, 2011

Welcome to Our Hall of Fame (Children's Artwork Display)

My first name is Janae, but as a child, my family nickname was, "Fast Nae."  Everything I did was not only fast, but rushed, and often sloppy.  I'm still working on that.  And now, I have been blessed with my own mini-me.

My 6 year old is a bright girl, but has not only inherited my fast trait, she has mastered it.  She's started bringing home loads of sloppy work from school and my husband and I have been racking our brains, trying to come up with some ideas to help her.

We know she's always motivated by candy, but in an effort to lower our family cavity rate,  I thought we should try out some different forms of motivation.

Here's one idea I came up with: The Davis Family Hall of Fame

To make this, I bought (4) 14x14 in. frameless bulletin boards and a pack of very stylish push pins at Walmart.  Then I found some fabric to cover the boards and giddily purchased my very first staple gun-oh the power!

I just stapled the fabric to the boards and hung them in our hall.  This was so easy, even for my craft impaired, slightly ADD self.

I thought the brown would be cute, but now I'm thinking I might redo these with more colorful backgrounds.

We plan on using the boards for artwork, stories, tests, or any project my kids really make effort on and try!  As a family we will be taking fun guided tours of our Hall of Fame regularly so the kids will know that we are proud of them and will, hopefully, want to do their best.







Grateful Mom Goal of the Day:  Tell each of my children how proud I am of them.

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15 Comments:

At February 25, 2011 at 12:50 PM , Blogger laughwithusblog said...

I love this idea. Your wall looks beautiful! I am fast and sloppy and my daughter is slow and meticulous. You can imagine my challenge as a homeschooling mom!

 
At February 25, 2011 at 2:56 PM , Blogger Song Sparrow said...

I absolutely love this idea!!! My son is the same way. Rush, Rush, Rush!

 
At February 25, 2011 at 3:15 PM , Blogger lovinangels said...

Oh, my goodness this is a totally brilliant idea. Absolutely perfect. And i do like the neutral brown, it makes the artwork "pop"

 
At February 25, 2011 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Kim said...

Love that idea! I may just do that.

~Kim
www.thefitnessmoms.com

 
At February 25, 2011 at 6:41 PM , Anonymous anne maskell said...

This is an excellent idea. The little ones will be proud to show off their hard work! I'm a new follower from the weekend hop. Have a fun weekend!

 
At February 25, 2011 at 7:26 PM , Blogger Will Write 4 Food said...

I am totally using this idea! Lily takes her time doing things, but she is often just completing one task to get to the one she really want to do.
Thanks for sharing!

-Tiffany with Will Write 4 Food
http://tiffanywillwrite4food.blogspot.com

 
At February 25, 2011 at 8:03 PM , Blogger Life by Cynthia said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! You're awesome!

 
At February 26, 2011 at 1:15 AM , Blogger Charlotte said...

I love this idea. I've been trying to come up with a good display for our new house.

 
At February 26, 2011 at 6:30 AM , Blogger Mrs E said...

this is an awesome idea! I think there is no better art work to display than something by your kids!
And I bet they're proud to see it!

 
At February 26, 2011 at 9:13 AM , Blogger LisAway said...

Uh, everyone else said it, but this really is a great idea! Whatever kinds of kids you have and whatever their challenges or strengths, recognizing their hard work is important and this is such a great way to do it!

 
At February 26, 2011 at 5:16 PM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the gallery of artwork. What a wonderful way to display her work.

Stopping from Mom Loop!

 
At February 28, 2011 at 12:00 PM , Blogger Donna said...

That is way crafty and cute! What a good idea!

 
At March 1, 2011 at 12:46 AM , Blogger The Suburban Princess said...

I love crafty ideas like this! Such a great way to display kiddie artwork!

Thanks for following! I am now following you back too!

 
At April 20, 2011 at 9:54 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Great idea!! Kids love to show off the work they did!! Right now we use the fridge to display most of our art work but a canvas idea may have to come into the picture some day!

 
At June 20, 2011 at 9:58 AM , Blogger Colleen @ Mommy Panda said...

This is a fantastic idea!

 

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